Intermediate solution for interlanguage links
I know this is low on our priorities.
Some time ago, someone suggested a better way of doing interlang links.
The problem is that as more pages are added into a "set", the work involed to add yet another one increases. By the time you have about 6 languages, there's a high risk of bad linking, and they end up as a chain rather than a net of links.
I have an intermediate solution which I think would be simple to implement:
- ignore the link made to the *current* language
ie, on the English wikipedia, ignore an en:foo link this would mean the the SAME block of links can be pasted between all the involved pages. It's not perfect, but it would speed things up for the time being :-)
See http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia for what I mean.
- Seconded whole heartedly. User:anthere
- I have run a robot on the Dutch wikipedia that makes all interlanguage links it can find. nl:Gebruiker:Hooft
- Great idea, that's also what I suggested some time ago, where's that bot? -- Gutza 11:36 31 Jul 2003 (UTC)
I just saw someone say that lots of potential contributors probably get scared away by clicking edit and seeing something like w:ru:Мамонт. I suggest that we put interlanguage links at the end of an article's source text, rather than at the beginning, but still have link show up at the beginning. -Smack 21:07 20 Jun 2003 (UTC)
- Already done. It doesn't matter where in the edit box you put the interlang links; they always show up in the article header. I always move them to the bottome of every article I edit. -- Stephen Gilbert 00:55, 12 Jul 2003 (UTC)